Overcoming Obstacles in Discipleship (with Annie Grandell)

How do we overcome some of the primary obstacles in discipleship? Dave and Mike are joined by Annie Grandell from YDisciple to discuss some of the obstacles in discipling young people and how to overcome them.

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Programs do not make disciples. People make disciples.


Michael Gormley and Dave VanVickle are joined by Annie Grandell from YDisciple. Together they discuss the concept of discipleship for young people and some of the common struggles in it. They offer encouragement on moving from a program-based ministry to discipleship.


Annie Grandell is the Director of YDisciple. The goal of YDisciple is to help parishes engage the youth of their parish and form them into disciples. YDisciple does this by offering resources to train adults to be disciple-makers. They then assist in launching small groups for the youth of your parish so as to form them into young disciples. 

You can learn more about YDisciple HERE.


Meet Your Hosts


Michael “Gomer” Gormley

Michael spent 17 years in full-time parish ministry and is now the Mission Evangelist for That Man Is You!, a men’s apostolate for Paradisus Dei. Michael is a frequent speaker at conferences, retreats, and parish missions all over the US and Canada.

He is the founder and creative director of LayEvangelist.com, and hosts three Catholic podcasts: Every Knee Shall Bow, Catching Foxes, and Becoming God.

He is married to his college sweetheart, Shannon, and has four beautiful and hilarious children: Kateri, Cecilia, Noah, and Thomas.


David “Dave” VanVickle

Dave VanVickle

Dave VanVickle fell in love with the Lord at the age of fourteen and has since dedicated his life to bringing others into a radical relationship with Christ.

He is a speaker and retreat leader who focuses on proclaiming the universal call to holiness, authentic Catholic spirituality, spiritual warfare and deliverance. Additionally, Dave has over ten years of experience assisting Priests with their ministries of exorcism and deliverance.

Dave married his late wife Amber in 2010. He now resides in Pittsburgh with his five children: Sam, Max, Judah, Josie and Louisa.

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